Netflix Hidden Gems: The D Train

Talk about a misleading trailer and film synopsis. There is so much more to this film than “The head of a high school reunion committee travels to Los Angeles to track down the most popular guy from his graduating class and convince him to go to the reunion.” That’s just part of it. Spoilers ahead.... Continue Reading →

A Brief Look: Elia Kazan

Elia Kazan is, without a doubt in my mind, my favorite director of all time. He’s one that has influenced my own work in a vast amount of ways. So, let’s put aside for a moment the unfortunate fact that he is one of the few that named names as a witness for the House... Continue Reading →

79. The Wild Bunch

“An aging group of outlaws look for one last big score as the "traditional" American West is disappearing around them.” Okay. Look. I understand why this film is on this list, and I will go into those reasons in a moment. But, total fyi, I do not like Westerns. I don’t know why. I honestly... Continue Reading →

Netflix Hidden Gems: Dutch

Do not let the 14% rating on Rotten Tomatoes fool you. Dutch, written by John Hughes and directed by Peter Faiman, stars Ed O’Neill as the title character, Dutch. To give you a brief synopsis, courtesy of “To get to know his girlfriend's son, a working-class good guy volunteers to pick him up from... Continue Reading →

Movie Musical Mondays: Newsies

Newsies is one of those films that, while it flopped in theaters upon its original release, came back with a vengeance when it was released on VHS. For those of you who don’t know, Newsies is a musical loosely based on the Newsboy’s Strike of 1899, when Joseph Pulitzer and William Hearst hiked up the... Continue Reading →

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